8 days in Nepal & Raipur Itinerary

8 days in Nepal & Raipur Itinerary

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8 days in Nepal & Raipur Itinerary

Start: Bhopal, India
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  2​h 45​min
2
Lumbini, Nepal
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  13​h 15​min
3
Raipur, India
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Bhopal, India

4
nights
Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu ©
Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Swayambhunath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa. Kids will enjoy Kathmandu Fun Valley and Aviation Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Kathmandu: Bhaktapur (Bhairavnath Temple, Dattatreya Temple, & more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Pashupatinath Temple - Gwola Mahadyo, take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Dreams, take a stroll through Thamel, and make a trip to Kathmandu Durbar Square.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Kathmandu vacation maker website .

Bhopal, India to Kathmandu is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Traveling from Bhopal in September, things will get slightly colder in Kathmandu: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lumbini.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Bhaktapur, Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar)
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Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa

1
night
Lumbini, Nepal

Lumbini ©
An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
On the 5th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Kudan Stupa, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Thrangu Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mother Temple of the Graduated Path to Enlightenment, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Maya Devi Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Thai Monastery.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lumbini trip planner .

Getting from Kathmandu to Lumbini by combination of flight and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Kathmandu in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Lumbini: highs are around 38°C and lows about 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Raipur.

Things to do in Lumbini

Historic Sites
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Maya Devi Temple ©
Maya Devi Temple
Royal Thai Monastery ©
Royal Thai Monastery

1
night
Raipur, India

Raipur ©
The administrative capital of Chhattisgarh state, scorching hot Raipur offers more in the way of government and business buildings than tourist attractions.
On the 6th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hatkeshwar Mahadev Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiv Mandir, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pasharwanath Tirth. Keep things going the next day: cool off at MM Fun City and then get to know the resident critters at Nandan Van Zoo & Safari.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Raipur online itinerary planner .

Drive from Lumbini to Raipur in 23 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Lumbini in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Raipur, with lows of 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Raipur

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Durg
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MM Fun City ©
MM Fun City

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